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03 Jul 2017 11:35:00
On talk sport, Jim White is saying Rooney is off to Everton. I think he would do well there especially as he will be really motivated for his boyhood club. I can see Everton being a real force this season. Would you guys be happy if we got Ross Barclay as part of the deal.


1.) 03 Jul 2017 11:54:46
Everton a real force hahaha.

2.) 03 Jul 2017 11:57:10
Not in anyway. Ross Barkley is bang average, always has been. Why would we want him? Where would he play?

3.) 03 Jul 2017 12:07:36
I don't want anything coming back the other way in this one. Barkley is only rated as he is English - his talent will be wasted. He should be up there with Alli in performance levels.

4.) 03 Jul 2017 12:20:51
Don't know how true but I was told Rooney was lined up for a coaching role at Everton next summer.

5.) 03 Jul 2017 12:32:07
I'd let rooney leave for free, we had the best Rooney years a while back so let him go and end his PL career with Everton. Oh and no I wouldn't want Barkley either.

6.) 03 Jul 2017 12:48:44
I thought Everton were making decent steps last season. Signings so far been ok. I wouldn't write them off.

7.) 03 Jul 2017 12:52:56
If Lukaku was part of the deal then how would you feel?

8.) 03 Jul 2017 13:37:10
Probably the new driver Jred.

9.) 03 Jul 2017 13:47:30
Everton have a good manager and made some astute signings. They will push for a top 4 spot this season i suspect but i'd imagine they will come up short.
As for rooney going back there. It would be nice for him to play out his career for the team and club he loves. He has had a great career at united ultimately 3 years too long probably but he will leave with the thanks of all supporters ringing in his ears i'd say. i'm sure when he conned back to OT he will get a great reception from the fans who will look back and ignore the last few years and remember the good times.

10.) 03 Jul 2017 13:50:39
conned? Who has he conned ken? ;)

11.) 03 Jul 2017 14:46:23
Would thank Rooney for his service and let him go for free to everton. Big wages off the books, but wouldn't want Barkley everton fans don't want him .

12.) 03 Jul 2017 14:58:15
I'd definitely let him go for free, it's the sensible business decision. Nobody is going to pay for him and I don't even know what value he has as a footballer, it's commercially where a buying lcub would see the benefits. Big wage bill off the books too.

He should and will go down as a legend.

The only reason I can't see him going to Everton (other than wages) is because I really don't see how he will get in their team.

13.) 03 Jul 2017 15:27:52
I would straight swap rooney and or fellaini for barkley. Putting aside how good you think barkley is it would make finacial sense. In this market you could sell barkley on for at least 30m next year.

I agree with most that barkley has been overrated in the past but he isn't average. He contributed to 13 league goals last season that's more than most of our squad members managed.

14.) 03 Jul 2017 17:06:08
Hi all,
Thanks to the Eds as always.
Got a good old fashioned friend of a friend rumour for you.
My brother in law, his girlfriend's dad is an Everton fan and he has said today the Lu Lu Lukaku is heading to United. Can't say I believe it but as I've said before I'd be happy if that came off.

15.) 03 Jul 2017 19:07:56
I can see lukaku coming tbh. I personally think he would be a brilliant signing for us. Good old fashioned striker who has consistently scored goals in teams that aren't challenging for the league. i'm not saying everton are bad side but if he can get the goals there surely with a bit of a step up he's going to score more.

16.) 04 Jul 2017 11:39:22
I like Barkley, not sure he is good enough for CL level. Had the potential, but not kicked on, so I'd give him a swerve.

In terms of Rooney - my prediction is he will start off well for 3-4 games, then by Xmas he will phased out of the team when they realise he is not mobile/ capable enough for the way they play. If we can get away with not paying any of his wages then it's a phenomenal way to get out of jail. I'd let him go for free of course, in fact I'd let him go if they offered to send us Gibson, Phil Neville and Tim Howard as part of the deal, lol.




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14 Jan 2018 17:52:20
Is Klopp Keegan in Disguise.? Fair play to both teams great match today at Anfield but it does show that both have suspect defences.


1.) 14 Jan 2018 18:00:21
I’ve said it all season, they’re on the up. They’ve signed VVD which improves them. When they get Keita ( who is top class ) and finally get a good keeper they’re title challengers. I have them finishing 2nd in AJH competition and stand by that.

2.) 14 Jan 2018 22:24:39
And don't forget Pulisic to Liverpool next summer too



02 Jan 2018 23:16:27
What's happened to Fosu Mensah seems to have gone backwards at Palace. I know it's only highlights but he was all over the place from what I saw on MOTD. He had such promise.


1.) 02 Jan 2018 23:29:31
He got motm against city.

2.) 03 Jan 2018 03:16:33
He played 90mins last night.

3.) 03 Jan 2018 12:55:15
He signed for a club with a manager who had one style of playing. It wasn't working, they sacked him an replaced him with a manager with a totally different style. Takes a bit of getting used to. He's looked ok so far. No major clangers and a MoM performance against the greatest team in history*

* yes that's sarcasm. They've a way to go yet to match Accrington Stanley 1977.

4.) 03 Jan 2018 13:49:49
He is young and he is learning. He came through at Ajax who have a certain way of playing, he then came to us and adapted to a different way. But for both teams he was playing for a top side who are used to having the majority of the ball. At Palace now he will have to adapt to something he has never come across before, he will learn a different way of defending, the importance of when you can and when you can't take risks.
He will learn more this season than he probably has in the last three years combined. He should come back a much better player for it. If not the he will have shown himself to be a good EPL defender with potential who we could move on for a significantly more than he has cost us.

To be honest from what I've seen from TFM and Tuanzebe I am of the opinion that Tuanzebe will develop into the better player. If Tuanzebe isn't going to get a decent amount of playing time next season then I would loan him out and replace him with TFM and see if he can force his way into the side, if not then hopefully Tuanzebe will come back a better more accomplished player to challenge the year after.



26 Dec 2017 22:34:12
We are not as bad as everyone is making out in terms of our squad. Imagine that this squad was put up for sale. There would be lots of takers for Martial Rashford Lukaku Pogba Matic Shaw DE Gea Bailly Mikki Herrera. Even the lesser lights such as Smalling Jones Jesse Tony V Blind and Damian would attract serious bids from decent teams. So it seems to me that there are two issues here. One is that Jose needs a few more top top players to give the team the balance it needs. The second is related to the first in that because Jose doesn't have enough top players when the team isn't playing to its full potential and / or there are injuries to the better players then the team can't cope and thus in turn means poor results and a significant dip in confidence. I really believe that with the addition of three more top quality players we will be challenging. Unfortunately it's not easy to get the best players in the Jan transfer window. As others have pointed out City are a good year ahead of us in the building process. One thing the team does have is fight. Not many would have come back from two nil down against Burnley as we did today. I think we have to back the manager back the team and try to help get the confidence back whilst hoping Jose gets the men he needs.


1.) 26 Dec 2017 22:54:07
There may be lots of takers but none of them would be of top teams. United are suffering from the same thing as Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, spurs, quite frankly if you want to be the best, our squads are way off the actual best. Not many good teams would want mos tog the players you listed, but that’s not specifically a united issue when city are that good it’s hard to keep up.

2.) 26 Dec 2017 23:06:43
Sensible post Hendon, I agree.

3.) 27 Dec 2017 00:46:27
JB left peg yes its not just a Utd issue but come on if they were up for sale Pogba Rashford Martial and DE Gea would definitely be wanted by top teams. The others might not nec go to Barcelona or RM but I could easily see them at other top teams. Spurs would take Shaw and prob Bailly and Lukaku.

Arsenal would love to have a player like Mikki espec with Corzola out and Sanchez likely to go. Liverpool would be improved no end by Matic and Bailly. I cld see June or Napoli or PSG make a play for so E of players too. The main point though is that we do like other teams need a better squad to compete with City.

They have been planning this for years when Beguristan (right spelling? ) became a director of football in advance of Pep going to the Etihad. Their groundwork has been done properly over the or four years. Sir Alex won his last title by sheer force of his personality allied to a decent team and mediocre opposition.

Even Sir Alex would struggle to compete against City Barcelona RM and PSG with this squad. Much though I love and appreciate what he did for our club the truth is that he failed in two significant thinga he chose the wrong successor and also didn't leave a good enough or youthful enough squad for his successor.

In failing to do this he ensured that his successes shine even more brightly but also meant we have had this period of relatively poor quality teams. Am not saying Sir Alex did this deliberately but it was a failure by him. Imagine if he had invested in the top young talent and bequeathed it to his successor his dynasty would have continued for another decade.

One last thing. Ultimately its down to the players to do the business on the field. Most of them are experienced international players and they should know that they have to perform to their maximum to fully achieve what they are capable of. It should not need a manager at this level to tell them and teach them how not to concede close range goals like we have done against Leicester and now against Burnley.

4.) 27 Dec 2017 01:34:39
Hedonred not many would come back from 2-0 down against Burnley because most big teams won't be 2-0 down against Burnley in 30 mins.

5.) 27 Dec 2017 09:22:12
Hendonred - maybe José isn't get the best out of the squad and rather than address his own shortcomings it is easier to moan about City's spending. With the squad we have you wouldn't expect us to struggle against West Bromwich, Bristol, Leicester and now Burnley. Yes there will always be off days but 4 in quick succession shouldn't happen if the coach is doing a good job. Don't forget we also made hard work of Watford having been 2-0 up.
You say it's down to the players and they should know what to do, if this was the case why do club's like us need a manager? On the playing side it's the manager's responsibility to pick the team, sort the tactics and make the changes required in the game to try and affect the result, like swapping Rojo and Matic yesterday. If players are not following his instructions then it's his responsibility to do something about it and if all of the players are under performing then that reflects badly on the job the manager is doing.
Why is it the player's fault when things aren't going well, yet the good results are down to José?

{Ed025's Note - fair point mate..

6.) 27 Dec 2017 13:51:59
Keanoh I get what you are saying but really I do think a top top team has leaders on the pitch who are intelligent and mature enough to respond to challenging match situations without always having to get an instruction from the manager. I cannot believe that Jose tells his players to start off lethargically not press the ball and only to start playing when 2 - 0 down.

The players do have to bear a huge amount of responsibility for not performing as they can. Jose does make changes in matches he is one of the very best at that but what he can't do is make players defend properly once they are on the pitch. All can be going well and then like against Leicester and Burnley if defenders suddenly switch off by the time the errors have happened the damage is done and he cannot undo it. We have let in stupid totally avoidable goals recently. Our midfield had not competed enough and our attackers have missed sitters. You can bet Jose has told his team not to do it again. But they have. So that means either they learn quickly or he has to ship them out and get the players who do listen and don't make these mistakes. At the top level you will get punished again and against.



01 Dec 2017 00:41:45
Wonder if anyone would take back Depay at the end of this season. He is really playing well in Ligue 1 in France. I know it's not as strong as the Premier League but I really do think with the right coaching he could be special. Would have loved to have seen what Fergie would have been able to get out of him.


1.) 01 Dec 2017 06:40:15
I’m not a fan. He came across as a Billy Big Boots and didn’t seem interested half the time. He may have just not been ready but then again he may just have an attitude.

2.) 01 Dec 2017 10:10:53
He is a very good player but just came too early to England .



12 Nov 2017 11:55:06
Anybody think we might see a deal involving Smalling plus cash for Sanchez. Would suit both clubs?


{Ed002's Note - Everyone except Arsenal.}

1.) 12 Nov 2017 14:43:03
Haha - love it Ed.

2.) 12 Nov 2017 19:34:00
Lol ed 🤣.




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15 Jan 2018 14:05:28
I think City will take Sanchez in the end especially if Arsenal can't get the player (s) they want in exchange from us. We are a rival to Arsenal's top 4 aspirations so doesn't make sense for them to strengthen us and weaken their own chances. Catching City is out of their scope this year.




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10 Jan 2018 23:10:25
Why on earth to a third rate league? Really don't get that at all. Would be better off in the championship.


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10 Jan 2018 10:18:45
Nani best ever? George Best, Bobby Charlton, Ryan Giggs, Ronnie, Big Duncan Edwards all better and it took five seconds to name just those five.




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06 Jan 2018 18:10:42
Shappy in Ronnie's world Xmas comes every day.




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04 Jan 2018 23:16:16
Ed do you see him making it at Utd. At some stage he is surely going to get fed up waiting for a chance to play that never comes. I really think he is a talented guy and needs a chance.


{Ed001's Note - he has the ability to make it, he just needs to be given a chance.}




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10 Jan 2018 10:20:27
1000 per cent (yes I know shld be 100) But if his heart is set on City and won't entertain anyone else then we should at least make a stupid offer to get Arsenal to demand more money.




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09 Jan 2018 18:55:53
He is far better than anyone we have who can play in his position. He gives city more strength in depth too how can it not be anything buy good for them?!




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08 Jan 2018 01:24:39
Good player but bit lightweight.




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07 Jan 2018 01:46:26
Coutinho is a top top player. We have not got anyone as creative as he is. Barcelona now have Iniesta Suarez Messi and Coutinho. That's four top creative players and why we still have a way to go to compete at Europe's top table. If City get Sanchez for £35m and we pay a similar amount for Ozil I think we will have been done. Sanchez us a far better player. Additionally it would mean Arsenal having £70m to spend making it harder for us to sign some players. Ozil is a very good player but let's be realistic he ain't a Coutinho. Liverpool as a team will be stronger if they reinvest the proceeds of sale in a really good keeper and Mahrez. Next year they get a top player in Keira too. Overall I hate to say it but the scousers ate doing good business. Let's hope our board back Jose.




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05 Jan 2018 15:03:41
Derby are not a bad team the FA Cup is prob the only realistic chance we have of silverware so I want us to put out a strong and committed team.